Ted Simon Famous Quotes & Sayings

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10 Ted Simon Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Ted Simon Sayings: To be worth making at all a journey has to be made in the mind To be worth making at all a journey has to be made in the mind as much as in the world of objects and dimensions. What value can there be in seeing or experiencing anything for the first time unless it comes as a revelation? And for that to happen, some previously held thought or belief must be confounded, or enhanced, or even transcended. What difference can it make otherwise to see a redwood tree, a tiger, or a humming bird?
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Ted Simon Sayings: That night I lie out under the stars again. The Pleiades are there winking at That night I lie out under the stars again. The Pleiades are there winking at me. I am no longer on my way from one place to another. I have changed lives. My life now is as black and white as night and day; a life of fierce struggle under the sun, and peaceful reflection under the night sky. I feel as though I am floating on a raft far, far away from any world I ever knew.
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Ted Simon Sayings: It was going to be the journey of a lifetime, a journey that millions dream It was going to be the journey of a lifetime, a journey that millions
dream of and never make, and I wanted to do justice to all those dreams.
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Ted Simon Sayings: Nobody is free ... Everyone has a prison. Wife, parents, children, they all make prisons. Nobody is free ... Everyone has a prison. Wife, parents, children, they all make prisons.
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Ted Simon Sayings: I am learning, as I make my way through my first continent, that it is I am learning, as I make my way through my first continent, that it is remarkably easy to do things, and much more frightening to contemplate them.
Ted Simon Sayings: There are in me the seeds from which, if necessary, the universe could be constructed. There are in me the seeds from which, if necessary, the universe could be constructed. In me somewhere there is a matrix for mankind and a holograph for the whole world. Nothing is more important in my life than trying to discover these secrets.
Ted Simon Sayings: In spite of wars and tourism and pictures by satellite, the world is just the In spite of wars and tourism and pictures by satellite, the world is just the same size it ever was. It is awesome to think how much of it I will never see. It is not a trick to go round these days, you can pay a lot of money and fly round it nonstop in less than forty-eight hours, but to know it, to smell it and feel it between your toes you have to crawl. There is no other way. Not flying, not floating. You have to stay on the ground and swallow the bugs as you go. Then the world is immense. The best you can do is to trace your long, infinitesimally thin line through the dust and extrapolate.
Ted Simon Sayings: People who thought of my journey as a physical ordeal or an act of courage People who thought of my journey as a physical ordeal or an act of courage ... missed the point. Courage and physical endurance were no more than useful items of equipment for me, like facility with languages or immunity to hepatitis. The goal was comprehension, and the only way to comprehend the world was by making myself vulnerable to it so that it could change me. The challenge was to lay myself open to everybody and everything that came my way. The prize was to change and grow big enough to feel one with the whole world.
Ted Simon Sayings: It was chilling to realize that the sentimental qualities most valued between people, like loyalty, It was chilling to realize that the sentimental qualities most valued between people, like loyalty, constancy, and affection, are the ones most likely to impede change.
Ted Simon Sayings: The Latin American has no tribe to fall back on, as the African does, no The Latin American has no tribe to fall back on, as the African does, no reliable judiciary to defend his rights as the European does, no social ideal or sacred constitution as the North American does, no pervasive mythology to soften life as it does in Asia, and no even an ideology to subscribe to, as does the Russian or Chinese. Without wealth, what is there left to him but his manhood, to be flaunted and defended at every occasion?